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Wawona Packing Company has agreed to pay one of its former employees $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit over serious injuries he received from a car crash. The employee, Jose Salvador Garza, 53, was on his way to work on May 1, 2017 when his 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix collided with a passenger van at the intersection of Road 96 and Avenue 416, just east of Dinuba. Garza suffered major injuries and sued Wawona Packing in Cutler and the driver of the van, Aurelio Castro Patino, for general negligence and motor vehicle negligence. Continue ReadingRead More →

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Joining the throngs of bicyclists at CicLAVia, Carol Um’s morning of fun turned into a calamity. A collision with another bicyclist left her with irreversible brain damage, facial paralysis and a fear that a hazard is lurking around every corner. “It changed everything. It changed everything,” Um said. Continue Reading HereRead More →

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NutriBullet blenders are reportedly exploding: Here’s how to stay safe The last thing you need — or want — while making your morning smoothie is a blender that explodes. But according to a lawsuit filed in November, at least 22 people are alleging that is exactly what happened when they used a powerful NutriBullet blender. This isn’t the first time safety concerns have been raised about the device, but how do you avoid becoming a victim if you’re an avid NutriBullet user? TODAY Food talked to culinary experts to find out how blender owners can protect themselves from potential injury and alternatives to consider inRead More →

by: Shawn B.

FOX LA: NutriBullet owners claim devices ‘burst;’ caused severe burns and cuts At least 14 owners of the popular ‘NutriBullet’ blender are suing the company after they say their devices burst during use and left them with severe lacerations or painful burns, but the company is pushing back in a conversation with FOX 11. Read MoreRead More →

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Miami Herald: Your NutriBullet could blow up and severely burn and cut you. At least 22 people are suing NutriBullet in separate lawsuits claiming the blending devices exploded on them and caused serious injuries ranging from painful cuts and nerve damage to second-degree burns. Rosa Rivera, mother of the late singer Jenni Rivera, was the latest person to file a lawsuit, according to Danny Abir, an attorney at Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP, a firm handling NutriBullet cases nationwide. Continue ReadingRead More →

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$1.5M Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Ezell Ford LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.5 million payment Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed by the parents of Ezell Ford over his fatal shooting by police three years ago. The announcement comes just weeks after the district attorney’s office declined to press any charges against the officers, Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who shot Ford on the evening of Aug. 11, 2014. In January, the district attorney’s justice system integrity division concluded that Wampler and Villegas “acted lawfully in self-defense and in defense of others” when theyRead More →

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L.A. City Council approves $1.5-million settlement in police killing of Ezell Ford The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Ezell Ford, whose 2014 killing by LAPD officers became a local touchstone in the national outcry over police shootings. The 10-2 vote approving the settlement comes two weeks after L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced she would not criminally charge the two officers who shot Ford during a scuffle in his South L.A. neighborhood. It also adds to the growing financial fallout from deadly LAPD shootings. In December, the city agreed toRead More →

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  NutriBullet user sues trendy blender company saying her device EXPLODED and tore out chunks of her hand leaving her unable to feel Wendy Littlefield, from Nevada, used her NutriBullet 900 blending machine However she claims the device malfunctioned causing injuries to her right hand Says injuries caused by negligence of manufacturer Homeland Housewares She says they should have known the machines were ‘unreasonably dangerous’ A woman has sued a fashionable blender company, claiming the device exploded which led to the spinning blades chopping her right hand. Wendy Littlefield, from Henderson in Nevada, had used her Magic Bullet NutriBullet 900 series machine to blend cannedRead More →